How to Catch and Where to Find Legendary Fish in RDR2

In Red Dead Redemption 2 fishing has its own complexity. Mastering fishing is very important for catching the legendary fish in RDR2. So, there are a total of 13 legendary fishes in the world map of RDR2. You have to catch each legendary fish to complete “A Fisher of Fish” quest. In this guide we will tell you an easy way to catch the legendary fish in RDR2. 

1. Interact with Jeremy Gill

To start the quest, first you need to interact with Jeremy Gill. Head towards Gill Landing location. It’s located southeast of Flatneck Station on the north shore of Flat Iron Lake, in the Heartlands. Go to the dock there and interact with Jeremy Gill and accept the quest “A Fisher of Fish.”

How to Catch and Where to Find Legendary Fish in RDR2
Jeremy Gill Location

2. Location of 13 Legendary Fish in RDR2

After you interact with Jeremy Gill and accept the quest. He will give you a map of all 13 legendary fish locations. You have to catch all 13 legendary fish and bring them to Jeremy to complete the quest. 

Note:- Legendary fish in RDR2 are much larger than normal fish. So they will occupy your horse’s whole cargo slot. We suggest between every trip you mail the fish to Jeremy by going to the post office. 

How to Catch and Where to Find Legendary Fish in RDR2
The Legendary Fish locations Map

3. Buy Legendary Fish Special Lure in RDR2

After collecting the map from Jeremy you have to buy some Special Lure. Special lure will work as bait for legendary fish in RDR2. To buy a special lure head towards Lagras. It is a tiny town northwest of Saint Denis, on the north edge of Bayou Nwa and the south edge of Bluewater Marsh. There you can buy 3 Special Lures: Special Lake Lure, Special River Lure, and Special Swamp Lure. Each lure will cost you 18$. 

How to Catch and Where to Find Legendary Fish in RDR2
Buy Legendary Fish Special Lure Location

4. Legendary Fish Location

I. Ambarino Legendary Fish 

i. Legendary Sockeye Salmon Fish

You will find Legendary Sockeye Salmon Fish in the Lake Isabella on the weatern edge of the Ambarino. It is located south of the legendary Bison Location, northwest of Valentine.

How to Catch and Where to Find Legendary Fish in RDR2
Legendary Sockeye Salmon Fish Location

Once you reach the location you will see a telltale red flash salmon in the defrost part of the lake. If you don’t find the salmon there, move a little bit to the north side of the lake towards the shore.

Use the Special Lake Lure to catch this legendary fish

How to Catch and Where to Find Legendary Fish in RDR2
Legendary Sockeye Salmon Fish

II. West Elizabeth Legendary Fish

i. Legendary Rock Bass Fish

Note:- You will be able to catch it once you finish the campaign.

Legendary Rock Bass will be found in the lake of  Aurora Basin. It is located at the start of the Lower Montana River, west of Manzanita Trading Post in west Elizabeth’s Tall Trees area.

Use the Special Lake Lure to catch this legendary fish

How to Catch and Where to Find Legendary Fish in RDR2
Legendary Rock Bass Fish Location

ii. Legendary Smallmouth Bass Fish

You winn find Legendary Smallmouth Bass in the lake of Owanjila. It is located west of the Strawberry.

Use the Special Lake Lure to catch this legendary fish

How to Catch and Where to Find Legendary Fish in RDR2
Legendary Smallmouth Bass Fish Location

III. New Austin Legendary Fish 

Note:- You will be able to access this location once you complete the campaign and start the Epilogue. 

 i. Legendary Redfin Pickerel Fish

Legendary Redfin Pickerel Fish will be found in the largest pond of Stillwater Creek south of Lower Montana River. It’s located between Thieves Landing and MacFarlane’s Ranch in New Austin.

Once you reach the location, look for the shack there. Just beyond the shack there you can see a small pier. There you will find the legendary Redfin Pickerel Fish. 

Use the Special Lake Lure to catch this legendary fish

How to Catch and Where to Find Legendary Fish in RDR2
Fishing Legendary Redfin Pickerel Fish

ii. Legendary Largemouth Bass Fish 

Legendary Largemouth Bass Fish will be found southeast of Lake Don Julio, in the San Luis River near New Austin. 

Use the Special Lake Lure to catch this legendary fish

How to Catch and Where to Find Legendary Fish in RDR2
Legendary Largemouth Bass Fish Location

IV. Lemoyne Legendary Fish

i. Legendary Bluegill Fish

Legendary Bluegill Fish will be found southwest of Rhodes, just south of the gang’s second camp at Clement’s Point.

Use the Special Lake Lure to catch this legendary fish

How to Catch and Where to Find Legendary Fish in RDR2
Legendary Bluegill Fish Location

ii. Legendary Longnose Gar Fish

Legendary Longnose Gar Fish will be found in Bayou Nwa. It is located southeast of Lagras (where you bought your lures) and northwest of Saint Denis.

There will be a lot of alligatore there so be careful. This legendary fish is difficult to catch so look for the boat near the shore a little bit east. 

Use the Special Swamp Lure to catch this legendary fish

How to Catch and Where to Find Legendary Fish in RDR2
Legendary Longnose Gar Fish Location

iii. Legendary Lake Sturgeon Fish 

You will find Legendary Lake Sturgeon Fish near Saint Denis. It’s only a few miles southwest of the city, along the train line. You can also catch this fish from railroad trestle just look out for trains.

Use the Special River Lure to catch this legendary fish

How to Catch and Where to Find Legendary Fish in RDR2
Fishing Legendary Lake Sturgeon Fish

iv. Legendary Bullhead Catfish 

To catch the legendary Bullhead Catfish take the boat and ride to the shores west of Siska Penitentiary, north of Saint Denis. It’s the area between the large northern island and the smaller southern island – the one without the prison.

Use the Special River Lure to catch this legendary fish

How to Catch and Where to Find Legendary Fish in RDR2
Legendary Bullhead Catfish Location

V. New Hanover Legendary Fish

i. Legendary Chain Pickerel Fish

Legendary Chain Pickerel Fish will be found in the Dakota River. The Dakota River is situated between West Elizabeth and New Hanover. It’s just west of Limpany’s abandoned village and northwest of Flatneck Station.

Use the Special River Lure to catch this legendary fish

How to Catch and Where to Find Legendary Fish in RDR2
Legendary Chain Pickerel Fish Location

ii. Legendary Perch Fish

Legendary Perch Fish will be found in the Elysian Pool. The Elysian Pool is situated in the southwest of Annesburg and northwest of Van Horn Trading Post. (North of Legendary Beaver Location)

Use the Special Lake Lure to catch this legendary fish

How to Catch and Where to Find Legendary Fish in RDR2
Legendary Perch Fish Location

iii. Legendary Steelhead Trout Fish 

Legendary Steelhead Trout will be found in the north of Annesburg, near the northern end of the Roanoke Valley, at the extreme northeast corner of the map. (East of the Legendary Moose Location)

Use the Special Lake Lure to catch this legendary fish

How to Catch and Where to Find Legendary Fish in RDR2
Legendary Steelhead Trout Fish Location

iv. Legendary Muskie Fish 

You will find Legendary Muskie Fish right next to Van Horn Trading Post. It hangs out off the rocky coast on the lighthouse’s east side. Take the boat and head toward the lighthouse to catch this legendary fish. Don’t take your horse to the location because it is very difficult to get back from there because the route is a bit rocky there. 

Use the Special River Lure to catch this legendary fish

How to Catch and Where to Find Legendary Fish in RDR2
Legendary Muskie Fish Location

5. Tips to fishing Legendary Fishes

There are a lot of techniques in the RDR2 to catch fish. Every player uses their own technique to catch fishes in the RDR2. There are two things you must do to catch fishes in RDR2 that is cast short strings and use Eagle Eye. 

If you cast big strings to catch fish it will make it more difficult to reel the fish back. So it will be a lot easier to catch the fish in RDR2 if you cast short. 

Second, If you are having difficulties catching fish, you can use Eagle Eye. It will be very easy to notice fish in the water with this skill, giving you a large area to aim for.

How to Catch and Where to Find Legendary Fish in RDR2
Fishing in RDR2

6. Deliver the Legendary Fishes to Jeremy Gill 

We already told you to deliver the fishes one by one to Jeremy because the Legendary fishes are so big they will occupy a horse’s cargo slot. So, once you deliver all the Legendary Fishes to Jeremy Gill after 24 hours you will receive your rewards. 

Jeremy will invite you to meet at Gill’s landing to talk about experience in Italy once the quest is done. He will tell you about the Giant Legendary Catfish in Rio Bravo, and ask you to join him to catch this giant legendary catfish. After that there will be a cut scene leading you to catch the final legendary catfish. But…….

There is no Legendary Catfish. Yes, that’s how it ends there is no legendary catfish. That’s how the story ends. On completing the quest you will get Gill’s Hat. 

7. About Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an action adventure game, developed and published by Rockstar Games. The game is the third instalment in the Red Dead series. The story is set in 1899 and follows criminal Arthur Morgan. He is a member of the Van der Linde gang, across a fictitious portrayal of the Western, Midwestern, and Southern United States. The Game is playable both in the First Person and Third Person perspective. RDR2 is available on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Stadia. 

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